Oh, the merriment! Four heads, 19 noses!
Wait, that’s my blog post for another planet.
Here on Earth, I’ve taken surveys when teaching classes to empaths. Let’s include you right now:
Ever since you were a kid, when you have looked in the mirror, have you had a reaction like this?
That’s supposed to be me?
Sure, you recognize “it,” the face, the body. Maybe you even approve of the outfit. But there’s a sense that it isn’t quite you.
Empaths come in different varieties. Your gift(s) could be physical, emotional, spiritual, intellectual, environmental, animal, crystal, plant, mechanical, even molecular. I
If you are new to learning about Empath Empowerment (TM), avoid the common mistake of assuming that “Empath = emotional” or “Empath means mushy and gushy.”
What does every born empath have in common? You have a gift for directly experiencing what it is like to be someone else. That’s all. But that’s plenty.
As I explain — and even illustrate — in my upcoming book, Become The Most Important Person in The Room: Your 30-Day Plan for Empath Empowerment, born empaths also have auras that behave a bit differently from “normal.” (If you believe that anyone living on earth is, exactly, “normal.” Good luck!)
Born empaths are merely talented, not yet skilled. So they often do spontaneous Unskilled Empath Merges.
They do this in a random fashion. And, unintentionally, they wind up taking other people’s STUFF back into their own, personal auras. Besides that little problem, there’s the mirror thing. Usually an empath doesn’t identify with one human identity as consistently as non-empaths do.
By contrast non-empaths don’t do Unskilled Empath Merges. Or Skilled Empath Merges. Although I wouldn’t bother feeling sorry for them. Everyone in a human body here at Earth School is evolving super fast, one way or another.
SO WHO DOES AN EMPATH SEE THE MIRROR?
You’ll see your physical self, of course.
That’s supposed to be me?
The longer version would go: Sure I recognize that physical self. It’s part of me. But it sure ain’t all of me.
Empaths aren’t the only ones who don’t fully identify with their image in a mirror. For instance, a person could have disassociative problems, developing at any time during life.
Occasionally the problem is that the person would benefit from the healing work commonly known as “an exorcism.” That’s a rather specialized skill set. So far this year I have facilitated about 25 of those, a very small fraction of all the sessions done but extremely helpful for the people who needed it.
(If you ever worry that you may be one of those people, schedule a session of Aura Healing and Transformation. See LINKS below. If an exorcism is what you need, that’s what you’ll get. Otherwise, you’ll receive other healing, such as cutting a major Cord of Attachment.)
Another cause for feeling distant from one’s image in the mirror involves not identifying with one’s gender at birth. A person could solve this problem by undergoing gender reassignment, as one friend of mine is doing now — and I am so proud of her for honoring her inner self!
Others have seen a strikingly handsome man in “Henry.” But he has seen “she,” which is a pretty good reason to not quite accept that mirror image.
EMPATHS AND WHAT ELSE?
Not identifying with the image a mirror shows you… can represent a problem. But for an empath, it’s part of what makes you special. That mild feeling of “Huh?” is linked to something wonderful.
Hint: It’s one reason why you can be of such great service to others (and do it comfortably) when you become a Skilled Empath.
Empaths come into a lifetime with more spiritual consciousness than the typical human person. It’s because of all that awareness, that’s why your image in the mirror seems lacking. Maybe it doesn’t feel all that sticky to you.
That’s supposed to be me? I’m so much more than that.
Because most people haven’t had even a single conversation yet about being an empath, who knew? That familiar experience in the mirror belongs to such a conversation.
Honestly, have you ever talked about this? Or has the experience been for you as it was, for me: For a long time, something that felt weird or slightly shameful?
It wasn’t until I wrote Empowered by Empathy, more than 10 years ago, that I allowed myself to take that mirror experience out of denial and consider the implications.
How about you, Blog-Buddies, have you ever had such an experience? And, if so, what explanation did you used to give yourself?
This mirror must be broken?